"In Washington, the Republican establishment is sending Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) a unmistakable message: He needs to exit the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill. Now. But in Missouri, a non-scientific Patch poll of influential local Republicans shows suburban activists and officeholders in or near Akin's district are divided about whether he should stay in the race, at least for the moment. Monday was brutal for Akin and his campaign. Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney called Akin's assertion that "legitimate rape" victims rarely get pregnant, "insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong." A series of prominent Republicans called on Akin to exit the race...".* Michael Shure (host of TwenTYTwelve), Mark Thompson, and Lucas Lilieholm (producer, The Young Turks on Current TV) discuss on The Young Turks.
Tags: The Young Turks, Rep. Todd Akin, Republican, GOP, Tea Party, Mitt Romney, Obama, rape
Location: Missouri, United States (load item map)
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